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Cross-state trek makes pit stop in Richmond

Bikes Across Missouri

Cyclists wave goodbye to city hall staff Monday at the rest stop on Camden Street as they continue their trip to the other side of the state. This is the first time a Big Bikes Across Missouri route brought cyclists through Richmond. Cyclists began their trip Sunday in Weston and finish Friday in Louisiana, Mo. (Photos by Hanna Sumpter/Richmond News)

By Hanna Sumpter, Staff Writer

If you happened to see any of the brightly colored cyclists coming through Richmond, you caught a glimpse of them on their journey to the other side of the state.

Richmond City Hall set up a rest station Monday for almost 600 cyclists. The rest station on the corner of South Camden and West Franklin streets offered free food and beverages to all the cyclists to give them a break from cycling through the hot and humid weather.

Many of the cyclists could be heard praising the city hall staff for the work it did setting up the rest stop with many kinds of snack foods and lots of water and Gatorade.

These cyclists are participating in the 2017 Big Bike Across Missouri. The annual event challenges cyclists to bike from the Missouri River to the Mississippi River in just six days.

The complete story is in the Friday, June 16, 2017 Richmond News.

Click here for our E-edition and read the rest of the story.

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